One of the best blends of global funky elements we've ever heard – a hip little project that draws on dub, funk, Latin, Ethio-jazz, and more – all handled beautifully by a west coast collective of players from Orgone, Breakestra, Sound Directions, and Connie Price & The Keystones! Imagine a reggae project issued by Stones Throw Records, and you've got half of the sound of the set – and since this one's on Ubiquity
, it's got a bit more of a straight funk groove at times – an well-tuned ear that really appreciates the classic elements of the music, and which manages to put them together without any sort of cliche! There's no easy "dub remix" sort of feel going on here – and instead, the music's almost all played live with a deep funk sort of energy – but turned outwards to bring in styles from a range of different cultures and sources. Great stuff all around, and a record that's almost more funkily exciting than all those old Jamaican platters you've sorted through trying to get a sound like this! Titles include "Ethio-Steppers", "Hot No Ho", "Cumbia Del Leon", "Lankershim Dub", "Givin Up Food For Jah", "Think", "Fluglin At Dave's", and "Thin Man Skank".
(Out of print.)